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Quantitative biology to molecular mechanisms


This conference will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, with the option to attend virtually.

Registration is not yet open for this event. If you are interested in receiving more information please register your interest.

Conference overview

Recent decades have witnessed a profound transformation in molecular biology research, fueled by revolutionary technologies that have greatly enhanced our ability to systematically and quantitatively measure biological molecules. The use of genomics, proteomics, and imaging have become routine, generating vast amounts of high-resolution data that characterise biological systems across multiple scales, ranging from molecules to organisms. This technological leap allows us to describe biological systems in quantitative terms with unprecedented resolution and provides a solid foundation for formulating mechanistic models that elucidate the intricacies of biological functions.

“Quantitative Biology to Molecular Mechanisms” (formerly ”From functional genomics to systems biology”) aims to bridge the gap between technologies and scales, serving as a platform for the emergence of ideas and concepts to model complex biological systems. Leaders in genomics, functional proteomics, quantitative imaging, microscopy, and theory will gather to discuss their data and models, transcending their respective fields of expertise. The meeting will be bridging three interconnected themes where systems level approaches in molecular biology research are transforming our understanding of biological systems.

A large fraction of the talks (>20) will be selected from abstracts with a priority for early stage researchers.

Session topics

  • Systems to function
  • Systems to molecular mechanisms
  • Systems to disease

What past participants say about the conference

“Attending this conference revealed ideas of methods and tools that can be applied by my team in some aspects of our planned future research. The conference organisation and execution skills surpassed the expectation I had of an EMBL event. Thank you for this great experience.” – Joy Ehiwuogu-Onyibe, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Nigeria

“A very beautifully organised virtual conference with excellent presentations in a professional environment that encourages young researchers!” – Muhammad Nisar Ali, Nigde Omer Halisdemir University, Turkey



Luca Giorgetti

Friedrich Miescher Institute for

Biomedical Research


Denes Hnisz

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics


Fan Liu

Leibniz FMP Berlin


Scientific organisers

Conference organiser

Inna Bösselmann

EMBL Heidelberg



Sponsorship opportunities

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Date: 19 - 22 Nov 2024

Location: EMBL Heidelberg and Virtual

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre


  • Lacra Bintu
    Stanford University, School of Bioengineering, USA
    • Hartland Jackson
      LTRI Toronto, Canada

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